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Why are Religious Believers Scared?

  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Why are religious believers scared and fearful to admit they are in a separatist belief system? Because it challenges faith?

    1. aka-dj profile image75
      aka-djposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ????? what is this all about????
      Please clarify.

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Their belief teaches they are favored through belief. It also teaches them to separate from non believers / individuals because non believers challenge faith. Also, promises of a favored afterlife for their belief over others belief.

    2. Jerami profile image74
      Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      True followers of the teachings of Christ are not separatists.
      The doors should always be open as long as we leave our sour baggage outside. It is those that want to bring their stuff in with them that separate themselves.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And, what have you been smoking today? lol

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You're always welcome also!

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you kind sir and ma'am.(two people in pic) lol

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              sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You're in trouble now thats my son! He's an in your face soccer player majoring in chemistry.

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oops. Sorry, new flat screen, picture small. lol

              2. Jane@CM profile image60
                Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Soccer players are smart!  I have an in your face soccer playing daughter, who is an Engineering major.

                ....back to regularly scheduled thread...

                1. Cagsil profile image61
                  Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  lol lol lol lol

          2. Jerami profile image74
            Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            If you was from around I'd be there.  Sounds like it is a place that I'd like to be.

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I swear not a thing I tell ya, I swear lol

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol

      2. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        "If you are not with me, you are against me" Courtesy of Jesus. Your interpretation?

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          sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Nothing like that.

    3. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, because their religion makes no sense at all.  First, god makes the world, then the Garden of Eden then Adam and Eve.  He places the tree of knowledge right where they can get to it and then tells them NOT to eat from it.  Apparently, he cannot see the future or he doesn't know anything about women. 

      They get kicked out of the garden and Cain slew Abel because God preferred mutton to turnips.  Cain found a wife somewhere or committed incest with his sister, according to some.  They populate the world and most offspring are sinful.  God is sorry he made them and destroyed them with a flood.  He apparently didn't foresee this either or just liked killing people.

      He then changed his mind again and allowed his son ( he didn't have a wife so he got another man's wife pregnant, we call this adultery) to die painfully but no big deal because he brought him back to life anyway.  Some sacrifice huh!  But now no more animal sacrifices have to be made. 

      This was big!  You see, most common people could not afford to sacrifice sheep or cattle because they cost too much.  So you had to be pretty wealthy in those days to believe in God and make it to heaven.  As Cain found out, nothing else would satisfy this deity.

      I could go on but you get the idea.  Apparently all of these illogical acts by this omnipotent deity bothers few of the believers.  Jim Jones took a lot of these people south with him.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well said. lol Nicely written. big_smile

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, it's in the book!

      2. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol This was excellent. So, how does a logical mind believe these things?

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You have to ignore logic completely and immerse yourself fully into taking other human being's word for it and potentially end up drinking kool-aid while sharing it with your wife and kids.

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            Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I don't folks berry blast Kool-aid is pretty good.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image91
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Some like it with arsenic!

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                Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Arsenic, sugar it all goes down smooth.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image91
                  Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  True, believers will swallow anything.

                  1. marinealways24 profile image60
                    marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Without even tasting it first!

              2. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                LMAO

          2. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol Works for me.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wow, dude
      faith is scary.   are you ok? whats up lately?

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, I just found faith that I am saved! again

        1. sooner than later profile image56
          sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          stink bait.

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ????????

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    You're welcome at our table and in our church anytime you'd like to come' no strings.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just because I am welcome at your church doesn't mean you don't believe you will have a favored afterlife while I burn in hell. Is this equality?

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Oh, nice, Cags.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, what did you expect? His statement made less than no sense. It tip-toes around Marine's OP and doesn't add any value to the conversation.

      Plus, you see the smilie face...it's called laughing. Because, in a unique way, I found what he said funny.

      Anything else I can do for you?

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, do you do windows? lol

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          On occassions.. lol

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's good otherwise we'd have to let you go.... big_smile

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hmm...that insinuates I work for you, which I don't. I work for myself. Ironic, no?

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol lol

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                  Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You are Canadian, yes? big_smile

                  1. Cagsil profile image61
                    Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    No, actually. I was born in springfield, mass. USA., 41 years ago.

                    My family's ancestors are from Canada. Yes.

  4. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    "If you are not with me, you are against me" Courtesy of Jesus. Your interpretation?



    I thought he said that if they are not against me then they are with Me. or something like that.   I could be wrong??

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Respectfully, You are wrong.

    2. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters" (Luke 11:23).

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why do you care? Do enjoy trying to make Christians look stupid? I got to go bible teach I'll see you later.(they're adults that all ready believe, no indoctrination)

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Indoctrination was completed upon your confirmed belief. It began when you were smaller, as a child. It only makes sense.

          Just pointing out how 'religion' has grown over the years. Nothing to do you personally.

        2. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Nope. Have a good night.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    So, if Jesus were around today, do you think he would cut his hair or leave like his favorite picture?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My opinion, I'd bet he would keep it. lol

  6. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    ┬ÂThen Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. What shall we have therefore? Jesus saith,


    Ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

    There is not a man that hath forsaken houses, or father, or mother, or brethren, or sisters, or wife, or children, or lands, for the kingdom of God's sake, for my sake and the gospel's, but he shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

  7. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Verily I say unto you, every one that hath left house, or father, or mother, or brethren, or sisters, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, and the gospel's, shall receive manifold more in this present time: houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and shall inherit life everlasting in the world to come.

  8. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    And the Interpretation or Perception of that is what?

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Reward and favoritism through faith in Jesus! I believe!

  9. spiritactor profile image59
    spiritactorposted 7 years ago

    Maybe it IS a lack of faith, or belief, that causes fear to fester to begin with. All religions seem to point towards the greater value of looking inside of ourselves for answers rather than constantly outside of ourselves. Those who constantly look outside of themselves for the answers to life's questions constantly miss the target, in my perspective.

    #1: Belief in The Pure Self Within (?)

    It's a matter of faith.

  10. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    "If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor." Jesus

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wouldn't serving him, be the same as being Christ-like concerning ones behavior towards others?  Most people may follow Jesus, but VERY FEW actually serve him.

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, serving would be a slave to believe what he tells you to believe.

        1. IntimatEvolution profile image80
          IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          "serving would be a slave to believe........?" Huh?  You lost me.

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you saying only few believers actually get into heaven rather than all of them?

 
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